Recently, with an aim to provide accessible, standardised and affordable generic medicines, the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) Kendras have added nutraceuticals products, including protein powder and bar, malt-based food supplements and immunity bar for its customers.
What is Nutraceutical Product?
- ‘Nutraceuticals’ is an ‘umbrella term’ used to describe any product derived from food sources—in addition to the basic nutritional amounts found in foods, that have additional health benefits.
- Nutraceuticals can be considered as ‘non-specific biological treatments’ used to promote general health, control symptoms and prevent malignant processes.
- The word “Nutraceutical” is made up of two words – nutrient (a nutritious food ingredient), and “pharmaceutical” (medical medicine).
Source – The Hindu